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Oddly, Women Are More Likely to End a Marriage

Study shows the same thing doesn't hold for dating relationships

(Newser) - Women are more likely than men to end a marriage—that's something that's already been established. But a new study casts that fact in a rather odd light. Researchers had thought that was the case with divorce because that's the case in general. Not so. "The... More »

Pope Francis: Hey, Ease Up on Remarried Catholics

They should be welcomed by the Catholic Church, he says

(Newser) - A Catholic's second marriage after divorce isn't exactly celebrated by the Vatican. But hey, the Catholic Church isn't going to excommunicate you should you choose to tie the knot a second time. That's the word from Pope Francis himself, who spoke about family values during a... More »

3 Times Ben, Jen Got TMI on Marriage

They kinda made it seem like a drag

(Newser) - So we've collectively gone through the denial stage and skipped right to acceptance on the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck divorce news . But maybe we should've seen it coming, based on some of the statements they made about their union during their 10-year marriage. ETOnline.com has compiled some of... More »

Jilted Husband Cuts Possessions in Half

Unless it's a hoax, but the video is still kind of remarkable

(Newser) - There's not taking the breakup well, and there's this. A man in Germany who has split with his wife sawed their possessions in half and is now selling them on eBay , reports the Local . He even documented the actual sawing in a YouTube video that has more than... More »

Texas Allows Gay Divorce, Still Outlaws Gay Marriage

Governor calls the court ruling wrong

(Newser) - The Texas Supreme Court upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple today, turning away Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and arguments that the state can't dissolve a marriage it didn't recognize in the first place. The court, which is entirely stocked with elected Republicans, ruled in a 5-3... More »

WNBA Marriage Gets Nasty, Implodes After 28 Days

Brittney Griner files for annulment against Glory Johnson

(Newser) - This looks messy: WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seem headed for a breakup just 28 days into their budding marriage, People reports. The move comes right after Johnson announced her pregnancy, and six weeks after the 24-year-olds were arrested and got league suspensions for getting in a fight... More »

5 Odd Things That Raise Your Chances of Divorce

Including your commute time

(Newser) - A cheating spouse is one obvious reason for divorce, but Prevention rounds up several other weird factors, for reasons that aren't always clear. A sampling:
  • Long commute: When one or more spouse travels 45 minutes or more each way, the rate of divorce ticks up.
  • Peer pressure: People are
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Ex-Wife Loses Appeal in $1B Divorce

Sue Ann Hamm cashed $974M check, court notes

(Newser) - In a sign that the "billion dollar divorce" saga might actually be over before the only billionaires involved are lawyers, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled against Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm. In a 7-2 decision, the court decided that since Sue Ann Hamm... More »

Judge: Go Ahead, Serve Divorce Papers on Facebook

Woman can't find husband, so she's allowed to send summons via social media

(Newser) - A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via Facebook. Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku will be served with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message, New York Daily News , which will be repeated once a week for three consecutive weeks... More »

Robin Thicke's Divorce (Almost) Final

Judge grants divorce to him and Paula Patton

(Newser) - Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are another step closer to divorce. The actress was granted a divorce Tuesday from the "Blurred Lines" singer in Los Angeles. Their legal split will go into effect April 14. The 39-year-old actress and 38-year-old singer, who have a 4-year-old son, announced they were... More »

Billionaire's Divorce Details: $82K on Groceries

Ken Griffin says wife Anne Dias wants $24K a year for stationery

(Newser) - Chicago hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin and his money manager wife are embroiled in a contentious divorce, and the couple's battles over money had CNBC last month asking, "How can three kids under age 10 cost $1 million a month?" That after court papers indicated Anne Dias Griffin... More »

$975M Check Not Enough to End Divorce Fight

Sue Ann Arnall vows to keep fighting ex Harold Hamm

(Newser) - First Sue Ann Arnall seemed to reject a check for $974,790,317.77 from ex-husband Harold Hamm, because she said she was due more in her divorce settlement from the oil magnate. Then she cashed the check , and the world wondered whether that meant the epic divorce battle was... More »

Billionaire's Ex Rejects Check for Nearly $1B

Because Sue Ann Arnall says oil tycoon Harold Hamm owes her even more

(Newser) - If nothing else, the not-so-amicable divorce negotiations between oil tycoon Harold Hamm and ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall have produced one of the most remarkable checks you'll ever see. On Jan. 5, the CEO of Continental Resources wrote one out to Arnall for $974,790,317.77, reports CNNMoney . Arnall,... More »

Marital Problems? They Don't Go Away

That doesn't mean the problems worsen, but the satisfaction does

(Newser) - Want to live happily ever after with your partner? Consider this: Both the number and severity of a couple's problems remain steady over time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology . But what does worsen over time is the satisfaction level as those problems... More »

Judge Grants First Gay Divorce in Florida

But the milestone will likely be appealed

(Newser) - A judge in Florida made a little history today by granting the state's first divorce of a gay couple, reports the AP . But because the decision involves two different states and pending appeals, thing get convoluted in the way that only gay-marriage cases can. In today's court hearing,... More »

Wife Who Got $1B in Divorce: Not Enough

Sue Ann Hamm plans to appeal

(Newser) - In the everything's-relative department: A judge this week awarded Sue Ann Hamm $995 million, along with assets including a ranch and a home in Oklahoma, in her divorce from oil magnate hubby Harold. Her response: It's nowhere near enough, reports Reuters . Hamm plans to appeal, arguing that the... More »

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Accused of Rape Now Divorced

Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year

(Newser) - The former Ravens cheerleader charged with raping a 15-year-old boy is now officially divorced. Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married for 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year, reports the Baltimore Sun ; the couple filed for divorce on Sept. 29, a judge signed the final order on Nov.... More »

Man Escapes Alimony After Wife Admits She's a Genie

So rules a court in United Arab Emirates

(Newser) - This story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion: A wife refuses to sleep with her husband, and he is not pleased. Then it gets weird: She tells him to talk to her parents, who explain that their daughter can't have sex with him... More »

Vatican Warming Toward Gay and Divorced Catholics

Synod urges Church to appreciate 'positive aspects of civil unions,' 'gifts' of gay Catholics

(Newser) - The Vatican, in the latest sign that this is not your daddy's Catholic Church , appears to be opening its arms to gay and divorced Catholics, urging its priests to make "courageous pastoral choices" that are inclusive to a bevy of family models outside the traditional one. The shift... More »

Pope Marries Couples Who Were Living in Sin

Marriage is 'real life, not some TV show,' he says

(Newser) - Telling his audience that marriage is "real life, not some TV show," Pope Francis today married a somewhat risque group—by Catholic Church standards, anyway—of 20 couples that included a guy who annulled his first marriage, the mother of an out-of-wedlock daughter, and couples who were already... More »

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